Bachelor in Business Administration

Courses and Degree Planning

  • Module Catalog

    The module catalog gives you an overview of the course offer and its content and lets you choose which courses you would like to attend.

    Please also pay attention to the study plan (can be found e.g. in the module catalog and the examination regulations)! Modules cannot be brought forward.

  • Course Registration

    To enroll in courses, go to the “Study planner” in Portal 2 under “My studies” and select the corresponding course you would like to enroll in. You have to book each course individually, i.e. lecture, tutorial and tutorial. In this view you can already click on the button “Belegen”.

    Alternatively, you can now click on the respective course under “Parallel groups/ Dates” to view all details, such as dates and rooms. Here, too, “Belegen” appears again.

    For some events, especially tutorials, you must then specify the parallel groups according to your priority. It is important that you give all parallel groups a priority and that you give each priority only once. Please also note that you will not necessarily receive your first priority, as some time slots are more popular than others.

    Special Features of Elective A:

    Elective A has both courses with and without limited enrollment. There is no first-come-first-served procedure for courses with a limited number of participants, whose places are allocated via Portal 2. There, the decision is made by lot at the end of the registration period. Places are allocated exclusively by drawing lots!

    Please register for all courses directly at the event. To do this, first log on to Portal². Then navigate to the study planner and search for the course you would like to take. Register for the course by clicking the “Register” button. You will then be shown the status “registered”. After the deadline, the status will change to “admitted” if you have been given a place and “rejected” if you have not been given a place. Places are allocated exclusively by lottery.

    If you are admitted and do not want to accept the place, please use the button “unsubscribe” to give others the chance to move up. If you are rejected, please check the portal regularly, because you will be moved up. If you move up, you will be shown “admitted”. If you do not want the place anymore, please use the button “Unsubscribe”!

    Attention: Please be fair and make use of the possibility to deregister if you know that you do not want to take the course after all. If coveted seats remain empty in the end, no one benefits!

    Some courses have to be registered additionally with the chair via their website or by e-mail. You can find detailed information on this in the module catalog and on the websites of the chairs.

  • Electives A

    The Electives A gives you the opportunity to further deepen an area of business administration as well as to shape your studies at the University of Mannheim according to your interests.  You can find all elective courses and the corresponding events in the module catalog. You can register for most of the courses via Portal 2. For detailed information, please refer to the module catalog. 

    The Electives A is regularly completed in the 4th semester of your studies and contains 3 ECTS points (exception: Macroeconomics with 8 ECTS).

  • Study Abroad Options

    A mandatory semester abroad is integrated into the Bachelor of Business Administration in the 5th semester.  You have the opportunity to spend this semester at one of our more than 200 partner universities worldwide. This gives you the opportunity to further your personal and academic development and to improve your knowledge of a foreign language. You can also spend the semester abroad as a self-organized “freemover”. 

    If you would like to spend a longer time abroad, you have the chance to participate in our IBEA program or the Future Leaders Program with the Guanghua School of Management.

  • Honors Program

    During their studies, students studying in the Bachelor of Business Administration or in the Mannheim Master in Management will have the opportunity to take part in the “Honors Program”.  The “Honors Program” is an offer for exceptionally high-performing students of either study program. The possibility for application is exclusive to students who receive a formal invitation to do so by the Dean of the Business School. It gives the selected students the opportunity to participate in additional events, aimed at further enhancing their personal development and leadership skills. Creating networks among other participants of the events as well as establishing contact with company leaders in the German economy are also valuable benefits. Further information can be found on our website.

  • Portal²

    Through our online campus management system “Portal²”, you can view the course catalog and create your very own online schedule. Moreover, you can register and de-register for exams, look up information on exams or review the current status of your grades.


    ILIAS is the e-learning-platform of the University of Mannheim. It gives you access to all documents that are relevant for your courses, such as slides, videos or secondary literature. You can also contact lecturers and fellow students via ILIAS.

Everything you need to know about your exams

  • Student Services

    Student services handles the exam scheduling. Exam dates will be coordinated, so that they will not overlap (please make sure to register during the official exam registration period!). You can register for exams via Portal2. If you have any problems with exam registration, please feel free to contact Ms. Schäfer (bachelor-bwl

  • What to do when you are ill?

    If you are unable to take an exam due to an illness, you must submit a doctor’s certificate and the form “request for de-registration from an exam due to valid reasons” without delay to the appropriate student service representatives. “Without delay” means without deliberate hesitation and at the earliest possible time.

  • Exam Registration


    You must register for all your exams. The registration for the first attempt of an exam must be done independently by all students within the application period on Portal².

    Change in registration:

    Students may switch the dates of their exams until three days before the exam date from the first attempt to the second attempt or vice versa through Portal², given it is possible to register for the second date.


    You can de-register from an exam without giving a valid reason until up to 3 days prior to an exam date. We can only de-register you from the examination if you have not already taken or are not currently taking individual examinations that belong to the module. For the de-registration you must file a corresponding application at student services. You can find further information concerning exam registration, changes in registration late registration on the website of student services.

  • Examination Committee

    The Examination Committee will assist you with all your questions about exam regulations. It is also responsible for the recognition of study and examination credits and makes decisions on deadline extensions. There is further information on the website of the Examination Committee of the Business School. On the website, you can also book appointments for online consultations if you have questions regarding examination regulations, degree planning, orientation examinations, examination deadlines, credit recognition from study abroad, credit recognition in the event of a change of university or course of study and booking UWE (university-wide elective) courses.

  • Examination Regulations

    The examination regulations inform you of which achievements are required of you during your studies. Furthermore, it contains information on exam deadlines, repetition conditions and more.

  • Learning and Study Techniques

    Actively designing your learning environment and good self-management help you to have less stress during your studies. The University of Mannheim has compiled various (online) courses, which you can attend at any time. You will find courses on the topics of self-management, efficient learning, research and scientific writing. Click on the link below to access the wide range of courses.


  • Number of ECTS

    The Bachelor consists of 180 ECTS.

  • Bachelor's Thesis

    To successfully complete your degree in the Bachelor of Business Administration, you must write your own bachelor’s thesis. Students will independently work on a selected subject in the field of business administration. Through their thesis students should prove their capability in solving a problem independently using scientific methods within a limited time frame.

    The successful completion of the bachelor’s thesis will be credited with 12 ECTS and the time given will be eight weeks. To be able to register for the bachelor thesis, students must be studying in at least the 6th semester and have completed at least 90 ECTS of study.

    Information about the procedure of the Bachelor's thesis (incl. information about the assignment to the chairs, deadlines, time slots) will be sent by the examination board by mail at the beginning of the 6th semester.

    On the different chairs’ websites, you can find specific information about possible subjects of your thesis.

  • Graduation Diplomas

    After successfully completing your degree, you will receive your graduation documents. These graduation documents include a certificate, a transcript and a diploma supplement. Further information is available on the website of student services.

  • Graduation Ceremony

    This year’s Bachelor of Business Administration graduation ceremony will take place on 28 July 2023. Information on the graduation ceremonies of the Business School can be found on our website.

Consultation Services

  • Program Management

    Sophie Holschneider, the program manager, can assist you with any question you might have regarding the Bachelor in Business Administration. If you have any questions regarding the organisation of your degree or your course selection, please write an e-mail (!

    You can also arrange an appointment for a consultation.

  • Examination Committee

    Filomena Saia-Merkel will act as your contact person concerning questions and problems related to credit recognition from studies abroad or from other German universities, withdrawal from exams and contradictions surrounding the decisions on exams. You can reach her via E-Mail (pa.bwl or arrange an appointment.

  • Student Services

    For questions regarding exam registration and de-registration, withdrawal from exams or a possible academic leave of absence, please directly contact the student services office. It will also help you with the topics: dis-enrollment, contributions and fees, parallel studies, formalities and other special circumstances or situations that may affect your studies.

    You can contact Ines Schäfer via e-mail: bachelor-bwl

    Further information on the above topics can be found on the website.

  • Questions related to Study Abroad Options

    You can find an overview of the most important contact persons for questions regarding the various options for studying abroad here:

    Exchange semester:
    Kristin Schorb


    IBEA & Double Degree Peking University:
    Katharina Dröghoff

  • International Degree-Seeking Students

    All important information, such as events and other special offers for full-time international students is summarized on the website. For questions, please contact the international team via e-mail (degreeseekings

  • Business School Student Council

    The student council acts as representatives for students, can help you with questions about your degree and organizes fun events such as the legendary business administration “Schneckenhof party” or “Jazz im Schloss”. It can also help with any questions you may have regarding the BBA!


  • Psychological Counseling Service

    The Studierendenwerk Mannheim has been offering psychological counseling services for over 40 years now. Students can make use of various types of guidance, counseling services and coaching. Additionally, short-term therapy and crisis intervention is offered. Information on the complete service offer and process can be found on the website of the psychological counseling service.

    The Psychological Counseling offers a free E-learning course on the topic of “Self-regulated learning” every semester. By clicking the link below you will find further information on the course and how to participate in it.

  • Institut of Sports

    As a student of the University of Mannheim, you can take advantage of the large number of different sports activities offered by the Institute of Sports. Sport doesn’t just play an important role in physical health but can also boost your mood. After an exhausting day of learning, you could, for example, take a yoga class to relax or distract yourself with an intense boxing session. You can find everything you need to know about the sport program on the website of the Institute of Sports.

  • Mindful Study Week

    The mindful study week offers a wide range of events on mindful studying and learning. During the week, multiple courses will be held on different topics such as stress management or mindfulness.

  • Food and Drink

    So you do not have to study on an empty stomach, the canteens and cafeterias are the best places to go to get an inexpensive breakfast, lunch or snack. Every day, the main cafeteria “Mensa am Schloss” offers at least two freshly prepared menus, which only cost 3€. Beside the two menus there are also many other options to re-energize yourself for your next lectures. There is an overview of all dining plans, all canteens and cafeterias on the website of the student services office Mannheim.

  • Course Offer of the University Library

    The university library offers many courses and tutorials on diverse topics. Through them, you could, for example, further educate yourself in the field of academic working and learning. Writing a seminar paper or thesis can often be a stressful and daunting task. With the tips and tricks you will learn there, however, it can make it much easier. That is why the university library offers courses for the introduction to academic literature research or in the field of mindful studying. Proper citation and tips for writing a term paper will also be taught throughout the courses. You can find the current course offer on the website of the university library.

  • Friends for Life

    The student council  organizes many different events for BBA students. Through these events you can get to know your fellow students better, get in touch with them and maybe make some friends for life. You can find information about the different events on the student council's instagram page. There are also WhatsApp groups, which are maintained by the student council. These also allow you to network with your fellow students and stay up to date. The sessions are always on Mondays at 19:30, during the semester. All Business Administration students are invited to join. 

    Please contact the student council for more information.

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